One of the benefits of having a kid is you get to name them. That way, you can honor your grandad, pay your respects to the artist who has inspired you, or... show the world you're a bit weird.

A month ago, Reddit user Hasden2007 asked other users on the platform, "What is the worst name you could give a child?" Turns out, there's no shortage of those.

So far, the post has received over 4.7K replies. From Strawberry Rain to Chastity, here are some of the most upvoted ones.

#1

Worst-Child-Names X Æ A-12

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Stupid, stupid, stupid name.

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#2

Worst-Child-Names Jack Cass, I know it’s bad because it’s my name

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Brian J
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1 month ago

I won't even make a joke because I'm sure you've heard them all

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#3

Worst-Child-Names My coworker named her baby "Strawberry Rain", which would be a great name if she had given birth to a bottle of shampoo

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 month ago

is dad James Olivier? he would approve

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#4

Worst-Child-Names I know a family with 4 kids: Prince, Princess, Precious, and Becca. The Becca at the end kills me lol

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KamiKhan
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1 month ago

Becca will probably grow up to be a villain with a dark background story.

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#5

Worst-Child-Names I have heard of many bad names, but Sex Fruit is probably the worst I have seen.

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
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1 month ago

Why name your own child this???

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#6

Worst-Child-Names Princess. A girl in my high school was legally named princess but she went by her middle name. There was also a girl who’s name was Sunny Day and she was the emo kid

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Easily Excitable Panda
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1 month ago

With a name like Sunny Day, you're doomed to be the emo kid.

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#7

Worst-Child-Names Mystic Pigeon? She was a client at my office.

Apparently it’s a real surname and her parents were hippies so named her “Mystic”. Like who’s ever going to take her seriously??

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KamiKhan
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1 month ago

She could join X-Men though!

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#8

Worst-Child-Names How about not giving your child a name? There was a kid I went to high school with whose legal first name was "Unnamed Baby Boy". I don't know the story behind that though.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Is that even legal? If so, poor kid.

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#9

Worst-Child-Names Tequila. Sibling was Margarita

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Christina Wood
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1 month ago

That's child abuse

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#10

Worst-Child-Names My mum once worked at a school and there was a kid called "Thank God".

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
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1 month ago

That kid must be like "I don't thank God for giving me this name"

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#11

Worst-Child-Names theres a british chef, jamie oliver, who named his children the following:

poppy honey rosie

petal blossom rainbow

buddy bear maurice

daisy boo pamela

river rocket blue dallas someone call childline

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
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1 month ago

It sounds like a kid named their kids.

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#12

Worst-Child-Names I worked in Nigeria for a while and had a co-worker called Thank God Limejuice. It wasn’t a windup. That was his actual name

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Alicia Butterfield
Community Member
1 month ago

Some amazing names in Nigeria and they totally make them work and sound cool. Just think of the ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan..

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#13

Worst-Child-Names When I worked at chick-fil-a way back in the day, I was taking this girl's order and it time time to ask for her name, she was being very hesitant. So I was just waiting for a reply until her mom says "Sorry she's shy!!" looks me in the eyes with a smile and tells me "Her name is Thankful!" ....poor child

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Vicky Z
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1 month ago

Yeah right she is shy! How can't she see what they did to their poor child oh my God!

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#14

North West

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Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm waiting for her to put out a perfume called "North" just to hear the commercial, "North by Northwest"

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#15

Worst-Child-Names Peter File

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Friday
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1 month ago

Nooooo!!!!

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#16

Worst-Child-Names Pridges Pancakes. He changed it to Richard Johnson.

But Olympic skier Anna Banana kept her name.

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
1 month ago

I like the name Anna Banana. I think its cute

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#17

Worst-Child-Names I actually went to school with a guy named Richard Rash. To make it worse his mother was a teacher there

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Ian Milne
Community Member
1 month ago

D*ck Rash? He’ll need some cream for that

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#18

Worst-Child-Names Baby

Just a Baby.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Don't put Baby in the corner.

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#19

Worst-Child-Names A friend of a friend was named ‘Forsheeza Jolly Goodfellow’ before she had it changed. Can’t even imagine having to deal with that at school

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I want cake
Community Member
1 month ago

That's something you'd suggest as a joke, but following through is just cruel.

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#20

Worst-Child-Names I read a story once about triplets that were named Harry, Hermione, and Ron. Please dont do that

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Princess Toadstool
Community Member
1 month ago

Children aren’t billboards for your fando,s

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#21

Worst-Child-Names Abcde (pronounce ab-city)

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Marianne
Community Member
1 month ago

That was the poor girl who caused an incident at an airport, because the employees could not believe this was her actual name. They laughed at the name and the mother shamed them for laughing at her poor child, when in truth in was her fault for giving her child a ridiculous name like that.

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#22

Worst-Child-Names Blanket

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Shazz Winchester
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1 month ago

Jackson?

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#23

Worst-Child-Names Seen it all. Met a woman named Anal. Pronounced "Ah-nuhl". I had a friend named Cleopatra. And had a relative named Sextus but he just was called "Uncle Sex". Even heard of one called Merlin!

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tail_bite
Community Member
1 month ago

hear me out, Cleopatra is a good name

Fish Boden
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Right? And Cleo for short is adorable.

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N G
Community Member
1 month ago

Sextus just means sixth child. Like Septimus means seventh child. Leaves them open to nicknames, but has historical legacy.

Robert T
Community Member
1 month ago

'tis true. We have a Septimus in our family tree.

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I want cake
Community Member
1 month ago

I wonder if they're right about the spelling. I know Anul is a Norwegian name and many cultures have similar names.

noralin
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, and Anush is apparently an indian name.

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Uhulifant
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1 month ago

I know a german young man called Merlin, i like it

Marcellus the Third
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1 month ago

There's a rash of Merlins in the UK, all boys around 20y old now.

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AlmightyOne
Community Member
1 month ago

Cleopatra and Merlin aren't too bad, though! Unusual, yeah, but not bad!

HufflePuffleGothleGay
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1 month ago

my names the female version basically. im called merla, how u doin?

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KamiKhan
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1 month ago

Uncle Sex is the new Father Christmas

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

A**l is a common Arabic name. Again not weird. The spelling is only weird to us westerners but the pronunciation is different.

tiari
Community Member
1 month ago

Still makes it a really bad name for a girl outside of Arabian countries.

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Rissie
Community Member
1 month ago

A**l is a common name in some countries though. What is an actual mystery is how D**k is considered a normal name in English. I mean, I get how we Dutch use it. But I would ditch that name if I would live in an English speaking country nowadays.

King Joffrey
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a Muslim name and I believe it means 'five' in Arabic.

Tina Hugh
Community Member
1 month ago

Sure it wasn’t Amal? It means ‘hope’ in Arabic.

Zaza
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

A**l is not an unusual name. Just because you associate it with buttsex in the USA doesn't mean it's a stupid name to give someone. The US isn't the only country in the world and English is most certainly not the only language. Sextus is not stupid either. Get your mind out of the gutter, not everything is about your shitty country and your prudeish association of everything with sex Also my nephew is named Merlin (or well, my countries variation of it). it's a proper boys (or mans) name, what in the hell is wrong with that? People are always named after kings and queens, famous people, people from sagas and legends. What in the hell would be wrong with Merlin? Really, your contribution to this list is possibly the worst I've ever seen on bp

Anna roberts
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1 month ago

WOW. Who sh@t in your Wheaties?

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Mark Johansen
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1 month ago

"Sextus" is Latin for "six", and was a name a Roman family would sometimes give to their sixth son. But of course it has a very unfortunate association in English. When my wife and I were naming our children, I tried to consider what people might call them for short. Like we came across the name "Laetitia", (sometimes) pronounced "lie-tit-ee-ah", and I said no, kids in school are going to call her "Tit" and giggle.

H Edwards
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1 month ago

I knew an Italian girl with that name, and everyone shortened it to Titsi. Cute but a bit funny for an English speaker.

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DuchessDegu
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1 month ago

I know two people named Merlin, it's not that uncommon

Jojo Dancer
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1 month ago

Had a student years ago whose name was spelled L - A, pronounced La-Dash-Ah

H Edwards
Community Member
1 month ago

No you didn't, this is a common urban legend.

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Softsquatch
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1 month ago

merlin is a great name, cleopatra is a fabulous name, uncle sex is the best name i've ever heard

Judy Windham Saunders
Community Member
1 month ago

My mother's name was Cleo Irene. Say it out loud a few times. It's really quite lovely.

Meryt
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1 month ago

Merlin is super common woman name in Estonia.

Flufflefox
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1 month ago

My coworker's name is Merlin.

Seabeast
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1 month ago (edited)

Merlin is not bad. It's at least a real name.

Alethia Nyx
Community Member
1 month ago

I went to school with a Merlin. Merlin and Cleopatra are probably the most normal names here. Also Sextus just means sixth.

juice
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1 month ago

the musician Cosmo Sheldrake has a brother called Merlin (who's a biologist)

Alex Luiz
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1 month ago

Weirdly I know three merlins, all men in their 30's-40's.

Linda Cowley
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1 month ago

I know 2 Merlins, both saluki crosses

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HufflePuffleGothleGay
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1 month ago

Hi. my names Merla. im Merlins coworker, do you want to book an apointment?

Ila Chakravarthy
Community Member
1 month ago

A**l is a name commonly used in Asia (especially India) and I actually kind of pity her considering the fact that she probably had to move to a country where her name means something so... well... a n a l

Sue Grigg
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't mind Cleopatra, bring back the classics !

ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

Merlin is n ot so rare, it is often given in Brittany/France.

Marco Conti
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1 month ago

My grandfather name was "Sesto" with is Italian for Sextus or "The Sixth". Funny story, he was the fifth child, so his name should have been "Quinto", but the uncle that did the paperwork was drunk and miscounted.

Eden
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1 month ago

"UNCLE SEX" DJHFGHDJSKDF

Theodore Theodora
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1 month ago

"A**l" pronounced "uh-nuhl" is a standard name in India; means "fire." Shame about the English spelling. We need to bring the Schwa mainstream!

Penny Fan
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1 month ago

I met a Gandalf once. He was a little s**t.

Rob Chapman
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1 month ago

I don't see anything wrong with Cleopatra. But.....A**l. Good lord.

Georgie Dale
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1 month ago

Once had a nanny named Merlyn

Ankita Pattanayak
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1 month ago

A**l means fire in Sanskrit (Indian origin). Had a team mate with that name. It caused quite some confusion when clients from US saw that on the name tag though.

Arenite
Community Member
1 month ago

Knew of a woman named Nefertiti.

QueenMiri
Community Member
1 month ago

Merlin and Cleopatra are normal names. That's fine. Sextus is not fine.

Iron ass
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1 month ago

Uncle sex

DanieLegz
Community Member
1 month ago

U-n-c-l-e S-e-x :|

Hodor! Hodor?
Community Member
1 month ago

Genuinely i know someone named Ashit

PrincessTheSiameseKat
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1 month ago

there is a kid named Colon in one of my classes it is pronounced Cuh-loon

glowworm2
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1 month ago

Uncle Sex is making me laugh though!

James016
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1 month ago

I think Jacob Reese-Mogg called one of his kids Sextus. I used to know a Merlin and separately used to work with a Lancelot.

achilles get down from there
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1 month ago

There was a Sextus in my Latin textbook as a kid haha

Gary
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1 month ago

Imagine if Ah-nuhl married Sextus. I would cry laughing every Christmas getting a card from Ah-nuhl Sextus.

Daria Z
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1 month ago

Uncle Sex 🤣 👍

DC
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1 month ago

Uncle Sex ... hahaha, in my case, that guy's name was Günther...

SoozeeQ
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1 month ago

Cleo and Merlin would be great names for cats.

Jane Alexander
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1 month ago

A teacher I know had a foreign exchange student in her class whose last name was Yu, first name rhymes with luck.

Steve
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1 month ago

She has a great friend in Rome named Bigus Dickus

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#24

Worst-Child-Names Went to school with a girl named Candace Barbara Machine. Candy Bar Machine!

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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1 month ago

Nothing wrong with her first name

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#25

Worst-Child-Names Satan.

Well, unless of course you want them to be a lawyer when they grow up, in which case it might to a good marketing ploy.

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ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

He can change it into Lou(cifer)

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#26

Worst-Child-Names gaylord (yes its an actual name)

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

That's right up there with Farquaad or Tarquin.

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#27

Worst-Child-Names Methaney

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Bex
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1 month ago

She must be pretty gassy

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#28

Worst-Child-Names Scooter. Hell no. I would not even name a dog that

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Scooter is a great name for a dog lol.

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#29

Worst-Child-Names Some girl I knew named her daughter Tru Love, I still can’t get over that bizarre combination

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Your Average Pooh
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1 month ago (edited)

I hope Tru Love can hopefully, someday find True love.

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#30

Worst-Child-Names Chastity

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Chaz Bono was formerly known as Chastity. Blame Sonny and Cher.

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